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Old March 10, 2011, 01:29 PM
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Buena suerte/ Good luck

¿Es la frase "buena suerte" utilizado para indicar sentimiento positivo todo el tiempo en Español? En Ingles (de America), "good luck" puedes indicar sentimiento positivo o negativo, según con el tono y contexto en el que le hablaba.

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Old March 11, 2011, 11:39 PM
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Good luck, that word gives me a mean about the good things that can happening you in a short time.
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Old March 12, 2011, 12:01 AM
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Normalmente sí, tiene un sentido positivo, a no ser que lo uses con ironía:

¡Qué buena suerte tengo! ¡Acabo de salir de la peluquería y se pone a llover a cántaros!

Pero si deseas a alguien buena suerte, es siempre un mensaje positivo.

¿Cómo indicas tú un sentimiento negativo?
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Old March 12, 2011, 03:37 AM
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¿Cómo indicas tú un sentimiento negativo?
When someone is going off to do something which is unlikely to succeed:

- I'm going to the bank to see if they will lend me some more money
- Good Luck! (= you will need it because there is no chance)

Here the intonation is totally different, but I can't express it here. At least one octave lower.
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Old March 12, 2011, 12:08 PM
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Ah, en un caso así también se usa. Quizá más:

¡Que tengas suerte, que la vas a necesitar!

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Old March 12, 2011, 12:43 PM
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When someone is going off to do something which is unlikely to succeed:

- I'm going to the bank to see if they will lend me some more money
- Good Luck! (= you will need it because there is no chance)

Here the intonation is totally different, but I can't express it here. At least one octave lower.
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Ah, en un caso así también se usa. Quizá más:

¡Que tengas suerte, que la vas a necesitar!

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You should be so lucky! = No chance at all!

e.g. "That beautiful lady is looking at me!". "You should be so lucky!"
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Old March 13, 2011, 02:24 PM
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You should be so lucky! = No chance at all!

e.g. "That beautiful lady is looking at me!". "You should be so lucky!"
In Mexico, we'd say "no tuvieras tanta suerte".

--Esa chica tan guapa me está mirando.
--No tuvieras tanta suerte.
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Old March 13, 2011, 05:49 PM
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¡Tienes razón!

Mientras yo - con mi español más limitado diría <¡que tengas tanta suerte!>, is that wrong?

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Old March 15, 2011, 11:13 AM
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I wouldn't find it exactly wrong, but it would feel like this is an incomplete sentence... We might say "¡que tengas tanta suerte es increíble!" or "¡no creo que tengas tanta suerte!".
It could also be "ni que tuvieras tanta suerte"...
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